Love like that

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG)

Because God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you, therefore be ye followers of God, imitators of God. Resemble him especially in his love and pardoning goodness, as becomes those beloved by their heavenly Father. In Christ’s sacrifice his love triumphs, and we are to consider it fully. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky (Philippians 2:15)

Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, (Ephesians 5:15)

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25)

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:14)

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  1. My text is taken from 1 John, and it is one of those text the world does not believe. If I could make everyone believe this text, I would not preach a sermon. If we all believed it, we would not need a sermon. “God is love.” That is one of the texts the Devil would like to blot out of the Bible. For six thousand years he has been going up and down the world trying to make men believe that God is not love. –Finding God by Dwight L Moody